News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. Call for expression of interest

    Analysis of the situation and evaluation of the needs of cooperative societies of cotton producers in Burkina Faso for the promotion of fundamental principles and rights at work

    15 August 2019

  2. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    GDA Pure Nature: Empowering rural women thorough a cheese making cooperative in Tunisia

    07 August 2019

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, ILO interviewed Ms. Rihem Bchini, President of GDA Pure Nature – an agricultural cooperative of rural women workers in Tunisia.

  3. Call for expression of interest

    Call for expression of interest: Documenting emerging business and organizing models among self-employed workers engaged in the platform economy

    31 July 2019

  4. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No 7, July 2019

    31 July 2019

  5. News

    Reflecting on the role of cooperatives in global supply chains at the 6th Regulating for Decent Work Conference

    30 July 2019

    A paper on the role of cooperatives in advancing decent work in global supply chains was presented at the 6th Regulating for Decent Work (RDW) Conference that took place in the ILO Headquarters in Geneva from 8 to 10 July 2019.

  6. COOP Champions

    Kerryn Krige, ILO DWT/CO-Pretoria

    22 July 2019

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  7. News

    ILO and UNTFSSE participation in the First Pact for Impact Summit

    16 July 2019

    Two officials from the COOP Unit, Ms. Simel Esim and Ms. Valentina Verze, and the Director of the Enterprises Department, Mr. Vic Van Vuuren, participated in the first edition of Pact for Impact in Paris on 10-11 July, 2019.

  8. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    StreetNet International: Organizing street vendors towards formalization and economic empowerment

    16 July 2019

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, ILO interviewed Ms Oksana Abboud, International Coordinator at StreetNet International.

  9. © SEWA 2019

    Blog

    How social cooperatives help informal workers

    16 July 2019

    Does organizing informal workers into their own cooperatives help them? Most certainly. Let me tell you about two poor salt-pan workers from the Little Rann of Kutch (LRK), Gujarat, India.

  10. News

    Training of trainers on Think.Coop and Start.Coop in Comoros

    12 July 2019